Tuesday, June 12, 2012

10 Sites for Keyboarding & Typing

Keyboarding or Typing is one the first and most vital skills for students to learn for technology literacy.  This skill is the building block for using a computer and one that starts as early KDG if not sooner.  Also, this is a nice skill/unit to teach in using: "centers or blocks", free time, or even summer school.

*This list is in alphabetical order

10 Sites for Keyboarding/Typing
  1. Alpha Munchies - A fun games for kids for trying to type a letter above a critter before they reach the bottom of the screen.
  2. Dance Mat Typing - A 12 level game for kids aged 7-11 yrs old for Typing.
  3. Good Typing - A free online course for Keyboarding w/ 27 guided lessons.
  4. Keybr - A nice site for learning how to type, w/ typing tips, accurate scoring, and the ability to track your speed.  This site is very similar to Mavis Beacon.
  5. Learning Games for Kids - A great site for educational games including over 20 games for Keyboarding.
  6. Letter Bubbles - A fun game w/ three different levels that has a user trying to type the letter in the bubble before they reach the edge of the screen.
  7. Listen and Write - An interesting site where users listen to stories and type what they hear.
  8. Power Typing - A nice collection of 5 online Typing games.
  9. Typing Web - A excellent free typing tutor that has a teacher portal for student tracking.  Also, certificates can be printed out on completion of lessons.
  10. Word Games - A great site for a collection of word games as well as typing.  There are over 20+ educational Typing games that track scores as well as typing speed.
For my Keyboarding/Typing Pinterest board click here.

5 comments:

  1. Great links! Thanks for, as always, great information!!!!

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  2. Thanks for including Learning Games for Kids on your list! Another one of VocabularySpellingCity's sister sites Vocabulary Fun also offers typing games for kids!

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  3. I've always wanted to improve or speed up my typing. Thanks for the list of these awesome sites to help me do that...

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  4. One of free typing speed test sites is http://www.typingspeedtest.me/. Check it out and see if your skills are as good as you think they are :)

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